Can Crest Whitestrips Cause a Tooth to Need a Root Canal Treatment?

I had a tooth that had been knocked a bit backward and an oral surgeon helped get it back in place. After a while, it began to turn gray. I asked my dentist about whitening the tooth and he suggested I try Crest Whitestrips. I did, but after a week my tooth started to hurt. […]

Tanda Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System

I wanted to get your advice on an over-the-counter teeth whitening system called Tanda Pearl Ionic. I have professional teeth whitening trays that I usually use but they have been aggravating my TMJ. The Tanda Pearls System says it achieves great results wearing them just 5 minutes at each treatment. Is that true? Is it […]

Are Teeth Whitening Strips Safe?

I’ve been considering getting my teeth whitened. My dentist has a great in-office program that allows you to whiten in just one appointment. However, when I found out the price I was a bit discouraged. I’m considering getting teeth whitening strips. Are they safe? Will they damage my enamel? Miranda Dear Miranda, Considerations with Teeth […]

Whitening Strips Not Helping Gray Tooth

I’m not sure what to do. I’m a heavy coffee drinker and have been for years. It causes pretty serious staining on my teeth. I’ve always been able to get them back to a less embarrassing color by using over-the-counter teeth whitening strips. For some reason, I’m having more trouble this time. One of the […]

Is it normal to have pain or sensitivity after teeth whitening?

Is it normal to have pain or sensitivity after teeth whitening/bleaching? Before we answer the question, it helps to understand how the whitening process works. How Teeth Whitening Works When bleaching gel is applied to your teeth, it penetrates them and travels through small channels in your teeth to break down stains. The whitening process […]

Booted out of My Free Teeth Whitening Because of Military Service

I signed up for a new dentist and they said as a new patient I qualify for free teeth whitening. Who’d say no to that? They said I’d continue to get free whitening as long as I keep up my appointments. I called to duty and was gone for two years. As I was across […]